understand how and where it came from. It is derived from Sanskrit via Hidustani. Pandit means "learned" as in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, where Pandit was an honorific owing to his experience and his closeness to Ghandi and his general good judgement.
So our politics are dominated by guys who probably don't know where that word they keep being called comes from. There's an off chance Bill Kristol might, but Bill O'Reilly doesn't even know what Erin go Bragh means.